March 26, 1938 – March 21, 2014
We deeply regret to announce the passing of Dorothy Anna May Kuemper on March 21st 2014 after a courageous battle with auto immune disease leading to complications with cancer. Her long time loving husband Ernie and son Kevin with daughter in law Trudy by her side. Dorothy was born in Prince Rupert March 26, 1938 to Joyce Cole whom passed away when Dorothy was just five years old. She was also most recently predeceased by her loving aunt Dorothy Sieben. Mom will be greatly missed by her devoted husband Ernie Clemons and their son’s Terrance Allen and Kevin John. Dorothy adored her daughter in-law Trudy Macaraeg and is very proud of her two grandchildren Kevin Ernie Clemente and Kristal Anna Macaraeg.
She is also survived by her brother Edward (Rose) Gleason and special aunt and good friend Shirley Houle and many more extended loving family members. Mother cherished her life long friends as well as her recent friendships made locally these past 20 years. Yet, Mother’s life did not really start until 1956 in Terrace where she met and fell in love with her husband Ernie Clemens Kuemper. Mother’s main focus was always dedicated to her husband and family.
Mother loved living life gardening and planting flowers along side all the free flying birdies.
Mother definitely had attention to detail that not many others could duplicate. Mother was sharp, always had a good sense of humor and shared that with us right to the very end of her life.
We Love You Mother and will never forget You.
It was Dorothy’s request not to have a Celebration of Life ceremony but wants to thank all the many people who have been praying for her. Consequently, there was a casual prayer service for Dorothy at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Salmon Arm at 10 am, Wednesday March 26th.
The family would like to Thank All the many Doctors and Nurses from Salmon Arm who provided care for Dorothy, especially nurses like Marvin and Chad who gave ultra care for her. Special Thank You to retired Dr. Michel Saab for his guidance and support during this most difficult time for the family.
We Will Meet Again Mom.